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Title: Using Internal Curing to Mitigate Early-Age Cracking and Increase the Performance of Reinforced Concrete with Respect to Corrosion
Author(s): W. Jason Weiss
Publication: Web Session
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Keywords: mixture proportioning, internal curing methods, hydration impacts, volume change effects, mechanical properties, durability aspects, life-cycle cost analysis
Abstract:Shrinkage-compensating concrete is made with an expansive cement or expansive component system in which initial expansion can offset strains caused by drying shrinkage. It can reduce or eliminate cracking due to drying shrinkage. In this manner, shrinkage-compensating concrete can increase the durability of concrete structures, meet serviceability requirements, and meet performance-based specifications. This session will highlight current developments in shrinkage-compensating concrete—presenting new research in shrinkage-compensating concrete—and discuss how shrinkage-compensating concrete can meet the future needs of our industry.
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